Video: Yet another dramatic sporting victory for the Irish as Ireland beat Zimbabwe in cricket 7 years ago

Video: Yet another dramatic sporting victory for the Irish as Ireland beat Zimbabwe in cricket

The Irish cricket team narrowly beat Zimbabwe with the last ball of their World Twenty20 opener in Bangladesh earlier today.

Zimbabwe posted 163 runs from five wickets but it wasn’t enough to beat the Irish who batted second and came away with 164 runs from seven wickets.

Advertisement

In the end, a quick 60 from Paul Stirling put Ireland in the lead with just four runs need from the last over... or the last six balls if you’re not overly familiar with the sport.

Only one run was needed from the last ball and following a bit of a mix up on the crease, Stuart Thompson managed to get across the line to give Ireland the win. The Irish team is now off to a great start in the Twenty20 and fair play to all the lads wearing green out in Bangladesh.

To keep up to date with the Irish cricket team make sure to follow Cricket Ireland over on Twitter.

Here’s a look at Ireland’s batting highlights...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRkFMEcINTw